Tuesday, November 24, 2015

I'm Baaaaaaaack!

My short (and I do mean short) Christmas story has been rereleased. By me. With a little help from Amazon. And my friends. Once upon a time it was free all day, every day. Now, it seems to be free if you have Amazon Prime. For everyone else it's 99 cents. I chose this pretty, pretty cover by Melody Simmons.
Holly has just finished up a grueling day as Mrs. Santa at the mall. She’s in no mood to spend the Christmas Eve holiday with her kooky sister, her sister’s new boyfriend and his zany family—or her sister’s boyfriend’s single brother. Being kidnapped to do just that wouldn’t be her second choice.
Ryan has cut ties with his criminally inclined family after they robbed the bank he worked at, causing him to lose his job. He especially doesn’t care to be fixed up against his will with his brother’s ditzy new girlfriend’s sister. Until he comes face to face with her.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Food Matters

What am I watching today?
Food Matters. (Netflix)
Do you like scary movies?
Do you enjoy a good old fashioned mystery rooted in a dark conspiracy theory?
No? What?
Okay, do you like the Terminator movie franchise?
Then get off my blog you heathen. 
Back to our regularly scheduled blog.
"Come with me if you want to live." (Terminator)
I wish I'd watched this documentary 30 years ago, which would have been impossible because it wasn't made yet.
Okay, so I wish I'd seen it in 2008 when it was made.
What did I learn (or reinforce what I already knew)?
Vitamins = good
Processed foods = bad
Water = good
Chemicals = bad
Organic = good (and expensive)
Bad health is big business.
You are what you eat.
Watch it.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Be Careful What You Put In Your Mouth

Let me tell you what I've learned about eating right.
A) It's not easy.
B) I'm not very good at it.
C) I've still got a lot to learn.
Here's how I do it (but sometimes I don't do it - no one's perfect).
1) Eat fresh fruit and veggies (duh). Sometimes I do this in my juicer and drink them.
2) Read labels. Less is more, if you get my drift. If something has a loooooong list of ingrediants and some of those ingrediants you can't pronounce, don't eat it. I'm not advocating eating chips, but if you've got to have a chip, some chips have less chemicals and such that other chips...read the label.
3) I add good for me stuff to other stuff. Homemade granola to my yogurt, fruit and nuts to my salads, etc...
4) If it's cheap, it's probably not good for you. But just because it's expensive doesn't guarentee that it is good for you.
5) Chances are just because something says fat free, sugar free, low fat, diet, etc....doesn't make it good for you. It might make it even worse.

6) I try to eat something good for me before eating something potentially naughty (like carrots before cake, so maybe I will eat less cake - there are just some days that will be cake days, like at work for a retirement party or your grandmother's 100th birthday party).
7) Be prepared. I cut up celery or carrot sticks and put them in the fridge so I can just grab and go. I have a snack drawer at work with raw almonds or pretzels or popcorn. That way you'll be less likely to accept a candy bar from a friend or buy a donut on the way to work.